From Rags to Richie

From Rags to Richie : The Story So Far

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The son of a road sweeper, Shane Ritchie has come a long way from London's Harlesden to being voted Britain's Sexiest Soap Star in the 2003 Soap Awards. But it's not been an easy ride, as he's had to fight his way to the top not once, but twice in a career with more twists and turns than a soap plot line. Starting as a Pontins Bluecoat, he made his name in Grease. His TV career quickly made him the face of Saturday night entertainment. In this fascinatingly honest read, he writes openly about his womanising, break-up of his marriage to singer Coleen Nolan, his heavy drinking and money troubles and how he came close to breakdown when he realised he had lost everything important to him. He takes us through to the day he received the call that turned his life around - the offer of the part of Alfie in EastEnders - and tells how a new love helped him pick himself up from rock bottom. After 25 years in showbusiness, Shane emerges as a gifted actor and unique star.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 137 x 141 x 14mm | 186g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • 0752867415
  • 9780752867410

About Shane Richie

Comedian and now actor Shane Richie has presented the TV entertainment shows Lucky Numbers, Win, Lose or Draw!, Love Me Do and The Shane Richie Experience. He is a household name as Alfie Moon in the BBC soap EastEnders.At the 2003 Inside Soap Awards he won four - Funniest Character, Sexiest Male, Best Family, with the rest of the Moons, and Best Newcomer. Journalist Sue Crawford, who assisted Richie, wrote the bestselling biography of Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Unauthorised. Comedian and now actor Shane Richie has presented the TV entertainment shows Lucky Numbers, Win, Lose or Draw!, Love Me Do and The Shane Richie Experience. He is a household name as Alfie Moon in the BBC soap EastEnders.At the 2003 Inside Soap Awards he won four - Funniest Character, Sexiest Male, Best Family, with the rest of the Moons, and Best Newcomer. Journalist Sue Crawford, who assisted Richie, wrote the bestselling biography of Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Unauthorised.show more

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